No Cost Emergency Childcare

While local schools have adopted a hybrid schedule, parents have been left without care for their children. In partnership with the State of Tennessee, the YMCA is offering emergency childcare for those who provide essential services (verification required). The need for and utilization of childcare will be assessed and the program will be expanded in response to demand.

YMCA Childcare

The YMCA offers safe, engaging activities with trained, certified staff. There are only limited spots available; we will work to expand this program based on need. The maximum ratio of counselors to children is 1:9.

Days & Times:

Care is available from 6:30AM to 6:30PM, Monday-Friday
Parents can choose there drop-off/pick-up time. After-school care is available!


123 Moore Street
Sparta, TN 38583



Registration Fee:

Provided at NO COST as long as one parent/caregiver is considered an essential worker, as defined by the State of Tennessee

The YMCA will provide breakfast and snacks. Parents will be asked to send lunch.


Who is eligible?

A full list of eligible workers can be found here.

Step 1:

Register now for the days you need.

Step 2: 

Click here to download the information packet. Complete and return by emailing, dropping off at the YMCA Welcome Center, or bringing on your childs first day. 

Step 3:

Click here to upload proof of essential worker status. (Example: employee ID badge, current pay stub, HR verification, or essential employee work letter with employees name)

Email for additional information.